Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers state has accused the federal government of playing politics with the Ogoni clean-up as recommended by the United Nations Environment Programme.
Speaking during the inauguration of the 16.06-kilometer dual carriage Sakpenwa-Bori Highway by the Governor of Enugu State, Ifeanyichukwu Ugwuanyi, in Bori, Khana Local Government Area of the state, Wike alleged that the federal government brings up the Ogoni clean-up exercise at every election year to deceive people of the community.
According to the Governor, the community which played a pivotal role in the economic development of Rivers State and the country deserves more than it is getting at the moment.
“I am not like the Federal Government. They promised you they will do the Ogoni clean-up. Has it been cleaned? I promised you road, have I done it? So you can see the difference between our party and their own party. The difference is clear.
“When the election comes in 2023, they will start another clean-up. You people don’t even ask questions. Why is it a year to the election that Ogoni-clean up will always commence? Now that there is no election, are they doing the clean up? Watch from next year they will start to clean up.”